So there’s a hashtag out there called #autogynesmile that’s currently 90% cute trans lady babes and allies, a handful of completely baffled gendercrits, and this asshole:
Ugh, I hate masculinists. Saul St. John is awful too.
Mostly the tag has been met with a ton of confusion, which makes a lot of sense. It’s a really, really, really fucking obscure joke. And that joke is the kind of absurd horseshit that passes for “gender critical” social class analysis.
No, seriously… this is really the kind of thing they consider social class analysis. This weird essentialist idea that all trans women manifest this special “autogynephile smirk”; just yet another in a list of increasingly absurd “tells” they document. Seriously… they scour the photos of trans ladies they are currently stalking to perform this ridiculous exercise in cognitive bias.
And here is Morrissey doing… whatever the hell he is doing right here.
So anyway, I’ve been making fun of this for a while:
It came up in a particular forum I moderate, and someone in the thread posted a selfie doing “the smirk” and captioned it “autogynesmile” and then BOOM hashtag happened.
Seriously tho… how the shit sad is it that trans ladies have to reclaim smiling of all the goddamn things from a so-called “feminist” critique?